Outside Scholarships and Veterans Benefits

Outside Scholarships

Throughout the year, the financial aid office receives announcements from the legal community with scholarship opportunities. Below is the list of the current announcements. For more information on the individual scholarships, feel free to contact the agency directly.

Arnold & Porter LLP Diversity Scholarship

The firm awards this scholarship to highly qualified first-year students. Each scholarship is paid to the recipient's law school to help finance his or her tuition costs during the second academic year. Qualified
applicants are currently-enrolled first-year law students at an ABA-accredited law school who (a) contribute to the diverse background of their law school's student body; (b) demonstrate strong academic achievement; and (c) demonstrate an interest in promoting diversity in the legal profession. The firm also may take into account a student's need for financial assistance, but such need is not required. For more information, please see the application.

Award: $10,000

The Wallin & Klarich Scholarship

For more information, please see application.

Award: $3,000

Deadline: April 30, 2015

Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Law School Scholarship

The Law Office of Renkin & Associates is pleased to announce the creation of a scholarship offer. It was established to provide financial support to a law student whose life has been impacted by Lymphoma or Leukemia and is seeking to continue their education through law school. For more information, please see application.

Award: $1,000

Deadline: April 30, 2015

Frank H. Lang Merit Scholarship 

Lang, Richert & Patch, P.C. is happy to announce the 2015 Frank H. Lang Merit Scholarship. Awarded annually, the scholarship is a grant of $1,000.00 towards payment of law school tuition. Application for the scholarship is open to both current and incoming law students who will be enrolled full or part-time during the 2015-16 academic year. Students who will graduate by June 1, 2015 are not eligible to apply. The scholarship will be awarded only to persons who graduated from a high school in the Central Valley of California. For more information, please see application.

Award: $1,000

Deadline: May 1, 2015

AAJ Leesfield Scholarship

Sponsored by AAJ, and AAJ member Ira Leesfield, this scholarship will aid a Law Student Member to subsidize attendance at AAJ’s Annual Convention. AAJ's Annual Convention is a great opportunity for the winner to network with top trial lawyers from around the country, attend CLE programs, and meet members of AAJ's New Lawyer DIvision (NLD). This scholarship is available to first- and second-year AAJ Law Student Members. For more information, please see the application.

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: May 1, 2015

Michigan Auto Law Diversity Scholarship

As part of their commitment to diversity, Michigan Auto Law is pleased to sponsor an annual scholarship program to provide financial support to students who contribute to the diversity of the law school student body as they pursue their legal career. For more information, please see the application.

Award: $2,000

Deadline: May 1, 2015

Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund 

The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women Trial Lawyers Caucus in 2008, in honor of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson, whose vision and generosity inspired it.  The scholarship, traditionally given in the amount of $5,000, is awarded annually to a rising 3L (or rising 4L in a night program) female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiffs’ lawyer or criminal defense lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized. For more information, please visit our website.

Award: $5,000

Deadline: May 1, 2015

AAJ Trial Advocacy Scholarship

The Trial Advocacy Scholarship is open to all AAJ Law Student Members who are entering their second and third year of law school. This $3,000 scholarship is awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates the following: commitment to AAJ and its mission; a desire to represent victims; interest and skill in trial advocacy; and financial need. For more information please visit our website.

Award: $3,000

Deadline: May 1, 2015

The Public Law Section, 2015 Student Writing Competition

The California State Bar Public Law Section seeks entries for its annual Student Writing Competition. The competition is open to students at all California-accredited law schools, and the winner receives a $2,000 cash prize; transportation and hotel expenses for two nights at the State Bar Annual Meeting in Anaheim in October where the winner will be recognized at an awards reception; and publication in the Public Law Journal. For more information, please see our website

Award: $2,000

Deadline: May 12, 2015

AAJ Richard D. Hailey Scholarship

AAJ’s Minority Caucus will award $5,000 scholarships to African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, and Biracial Law Student Members who are entering their first, second, or third year of law school. Those eligible exhibit an interest and proficiency of skills in trial advocacy; express a desire to represent victims; demonstrate a commitment to AAJ and dedication to its mission through involvement in an AAJ student chapter and Minority Caucus activities; and show a financial need for the scholarship. For more information, please see our website.

Award: $5,000

Deadline: May 15, 2015

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Law Student Diversity Scholarship

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are proud to present this scholarship to a law student who is either a member of an ethnic, racial, or other minority or demonstrates commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career. For more information, please see the application.

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: May 31, 2015

Ladah Law Firm, PLLC Injury Scholarship

For more information, please see the application.

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: May 31, 2015

The Biren|Katzman Law Scholarship

For more information, please see the application.

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: June 1, 2015

Bankruptcy Law Center Scholarship

For more information, please see the application.

Deadline: June 15, 2015

Marine Appreciation Law School Scholarship

With the cost of rising tuitions, the Open Tax Resolution Law Student Scholarship has been started as a way to contribute to the families who have sacrificed so much in order to allow their loved ones to serve and protect our country through their military service. It was established to provide financial support to a law student whose life has been impacted by a family member serving in the Marine Corps and who is seeking to continue their education through law school. For more information, please see application.

Award: $1,000

Deadline: June 30, 2015

John Lewis King Memorial Scholarship Fund

The San Bernardino County Bar Association is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted from qualified students for the John Lewis King Scholarship Award. This scholarship program was established to provide scholarship awards to students who have substantial contact with the County of San Bernardino and who are currently attending a California law school which is either ABA accredited or one that has been pre-approved by the JLKMSF Board of Directors. Multiple scholarships may be awarded, based on the number and quality of applications received. For more information, please see application.

Award: $5,000

Deadline: July 1, 2015

The Theodore Tannenwald Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship

For more information, please see application.

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: July 1, 2015 

Davis Levin Livingston Scholarship

For more information, please see application.

Amount: $3,000

Deadline: July 15, 2015

Juvenile Justice Law School Scholarship

Tiftickjian Law Firm, P.C. are committed to juvenile justice and want to encourage young people to pursue a career in law and hopefully make a difference to someone in their careers. They have discovered that nothing matters more in the early life of a youth charged with a crime than lawyers, legal professionals, and judges who are committed to defending the rights of the youth. For more information, please see the application.

Award: $1,000

Deadline: July 31, 2015

Law Office of Steven Fritsch Scholarship

For more information, please see the application.

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: July 27, 2015

Vision Zero Auto Awareness Law School Scholarship

Vision Zero is a multi-pronged attack on the causes of traffic accidents. It uses improved road safety, driver education, and increased enforcement of traffic laws. This combination has been shown to dramatically reduce the number of traffic fatalities, and Boston Attorney John Sheehan is trying to raise awareness of the potential by offering a scholarship to students willing to focus on the issue
of traffic safety. 
For more information, please see the application.

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: July 31, 2015

Albertson & Davidson, LLP Scholarship

At Albertson & Davidson, LLP, we understand that college can place a tremendous financial strain on both students and their families. As a result, we are offering a $2,500 annual scholarship to a current or prospective college student.  For more information, please see our website.

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: August 15, 2015

Yanez & Associates Family Law Scholarship Program

The Family Law Offices of Yanez & Associates is pleased to announce their annual essay scholarships. The essay contest is open to all current law students and prospective law students awaiting admission. There will be two winners. First place: $2,000.00 and second place: $1,000.00. The goal of the scholarship is to motivate students to pursue a career in family law. For details on how to submit your essay, please visit our website for details, terms and conditions.

Deadline: August 31, 2015

Writing Competitions

Students can also win monetary prizes and a chance to be published through various writing competitions. Check the writing competitions web page for a list of opportunities.

Veterans Benefits

All School of Law programs are approved for veterans' benefits. Eligible students should contact their regional V.A. office.

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